Mr. Giovanni K. Grandison, 37, was called from labor to reward on Wednesday evening August 20, 2014 at the Southside Regional Medical Center, Petersburg, VA surrounded by his family.
He was born on May 12, 1977 to Ms. Marshelia Grandison “Shelia”. He received her education through the Dinwiddie County Public School System Class of 1995. At an early age he gave his life to Christ and was baptized at Abundant Life Bible Mission.
Giovanni was known as “Geo” or “Vonni” by close family and friends. He was a devoted son, nephew, cousin, god-brother, and friend. He believed in family values, and he was a man of great “Courage, Strength and Wisdom.” Even through his illness he kept the faith and stood on the promises of our Lord and Savior, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD deliverth him out of them all.”
Giovanni had a passion for cooking and that he could do, one day wishing to become Chef Grandison. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him by his words of inspiration. Even in his last hour he gain strength as he quoted the word of God “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy path. Shortly after, he shut his eyes and fell asleep in the arms of father Jesus the Christ.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Grandison, a very special cousin Mr. Darian Hicks.
He leaves to cherish her memories, a devoted and supportive mother, Ms. Marshelia Grandison “Shelia” Dinwiddie VA., a God-sister Miss MeAuzhae Goode, Richmond Va; two aunts Mildred Hicks (Murreall), Dinwiddie Va and Mae Grandison of Macon GA.; two uncles Lawrence Grandison Petersburg VA and Rev. James Grandison (Slivia), Charlotte NC,; Four great Aunts; Mrs. Lady G. Roberts (Freddie) and Ms. Shirley Hartwell, Mckenney VA, Mrs. Bertha Henderson (Hawthorne), Dinwiddie VA and Ms. Ruth Phidd, Brooklyn NY, one great uncle Alvin Coleman (Rose), Mckenney Va; one great-great uncle Mr. Frank Coleman (Gerldine), Mckenney VA.a host of cousin among them devotes Sean Grandison, Linda Grandison, Wykeena Grandison, Dwayne Henderson, Rev. Alexander Williams and friends among them devoted Tahisha Wyatt, Erica Jackson, Charon Gray and Eddie Baily, and other relatives. There will a public viewing on Sunday, August 24, 2014 from 10 AM to 8 PM. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 for family and friends. Funeral services will be private. Funeral services entrusted to the Joseph M. Johnson & Son Funeral Home, 530 S. Sycamore Street, Petersburg. 804-863-4411